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Horses attacked in Strathmore area
« on: June 03, 2012, 09:58:16 AM »
Updated: Sat Jun. 02 2012 17:06:48

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Ranchers and farmers near Strathmore are being told to keep an eye out for cougars that may be preying on livestock in that area.


On Wednesday, two horses were attacked in the Rockyford area, and the next day, a horse was killed near the town of Nightingale.


It's going to be a long road to a full recovery for Annie, but with the loving hands of her handler Taneil Klabhern, the horse should make it through ok.


Taneil spends at least two hours a day just keeping Annie's wounds clean.


Annie was likely the victim of a cougar attack in the middle of the night this past Wednesday. The worst wound is to her eye but she's also suffering from deep scratches and bite marks to her legs and chest and side.


A veterinarian came out to examine Annie and another of the Klabhern's horses that was also injured. The vet is certain they were attacked by a cougar.


Alberta Fish and Wildlife officials aren't certain of what attacked the horses, but there have been cougar sightings in the region.


"Cougars have been seen out in that area so we're just trying to make everybody aware there are cats around," says Jim Songhurst, a Fish & Wildlife officer. "There is a water system not far away, so we just hope everybody stays on their toes."

Songhurst adds, anyone who spots a cougar is asked to contact Alberta Fish and Wildlife.

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Re: Horses attacked in Strathmore area
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 01:29:58 PM »
This is becoming more and more frequent. Would be nice if as landowners, we could use hounds out east.

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Re: Horses attacked in Strathmore area
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 02:00:07 PM »
Interesting  For sure but honestly I could care less how many horse small dogs cats chickens get killed in richy rich land.  Double standered IMO

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Re: Horses attacked in Strathmore area
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 04:45:20 PM »
F&W finest is on the case. :-X nothing to worry about.

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Re: Horses attacked in Strathmore area
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 09:31:19 PM »
Interesting  For sure but honestly I could care less how many horse small dogs cats chickens get killed in richy rich land.  Double standered IMO

I'm with Justin, there are alot of great people, that have been farming there longer than most of us have hunted!  Don't understand the richy rich remark, sounds like jealousy of some elses hard work?

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Re: Horses attacked in Strathmore area
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 09:50:41 PM »
Interesting  For sure but honestly I could care less how many horse small dogs cats chickens get killed in richy rich land.  Double standered IMO

Might be one of the greatest comments I have read. ???

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Re: Horses attacked in Strathmore area
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 10:15:06 PM »
Sorry guys but that whole area is a nice place to take a dump.  Not every thing is cut and dry I have my reasons.  It's ok not to like things and not be politcally correct all the time forgive me for not being Libral.

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Re: Horses attacked in Strathmore area
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 08:14:40 AM »
They're definitely spreading, last year my wife spotted one in broad daylight E of Dunmore on the S side of the #1.  Never would've guessed that, but there's lot's of brush in the low country and the south draws are long with cover.
A neighbor stated he saw tracks in the 40 mile coulee S of our place, claimed his son was going to try for it last fall, never heard anything past that.

Wolves, different story.  They're definitely here in the SE, of that I can attest.